About "Spectacles"

Spectacles or glasses are devices made by mounting glass or plastic lenses in a frame and are usually used to correct problems with the eyesight. It helps correct refractory errors of the eye like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, and presbyopia. Spectacles used to protect eyes from dust and flying debris are called safety glasses.

Related Terms: Contact Lens, Lasik, Refractive Error, Vision Problem, Dry Eyes, High Eye Power, Headache

Recently Answered Questions

After removing the spectacles, the eyes look crossed. How to correct them?
Query: Hello doctor, My 1-1/2 year old daughter is diagnosed with accommodative esotropia (crossed eye) and is recommended to wear glasses. And she has been wearing them for a month now. But, when I remove the glasses, the eyes still look crossed. But, looks fine when she wears the glasses. Is there a s...  Read Full »
Dr. Anand
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Accommodative esotropia is in a way good type of squint. Because, it is treated by wearing glasses. Good thing is that your daughter is diagnosed and treated early as late treatment may not be helpful. Just keep wearing glasses and it will improve over period of years...  Read Full »
What the Numbers on Your Spectacle Prescription Indicate
Article Overview: The recent trend of an increase in near-vision work, be it on the Android phone, laptops or on paper has caused us to see the number of myopic patients go upward. This shocking trend can be seen by as much as 50 % of the students in higher primary to pre-university being prescribed glasses for low to moderate myopia. With such an ample number of customers, optical shops and smaller spectacle outlets more often than not, are forced to employ untrained or inexperienced labor to cut costs. It is the right of a patient to be fully aware of what modality and magnitude of treatment s/he is being offered and its relevant aspects. This article has been written with an aim to shed light on the various measurements and their meanings in practical terms to the average spectacle wearer, so that the next time s/he is in a tough spot, s/he will have at least some knowledge and basic understanding of his condition rather than simply taking the word of the optical shop owner and his workers.  Read Article »
Dr. Manjunath Natarajan
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

This article has been written with an aim to shed light on the various measurements and their meanings in practical terms to the average spectacle wearer, so that the next time s/he is in an optical shop, they will have some knowledge and a basic understanding of their condition. The very essential ...  Read Article »
If I do not wear spectacles for an hour,will it increase my eye power?
Query: Hello Doctor, If I do not wear spectacles for an hour everyday, will it increase my eye power or damage my eyes?  Read Full »
Dr. Dada Peer K
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your history. Ideally speaking spectacles should be worn always. However, not wearing spectacles for one hour will not cause much increase in eye power. Hence no need to worry. But make sure you do not forget to wear your spectacles and do not strain your ey...  Read Full »
Why are my new glasses giving me a headache?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old male. This is the fourth time I am changing my spectacles. But this time, the spectacles are hurting my ears and my right eye. And I also have a headache. What do I do?  Read Full »
Dr. Dada Peer K
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the history, it seems that you are having a refractive error with frequent change of spectacles. The probable cause for your headache is the change in the refractive error. I advise you to undergo refraction testing and change your spectacles according to th...  Read Full »
What is the best option other than glasses in case of keratoconus?
Query: Hello doctor, I have an eye disorder (keratoconus). I would like to know whether I can continue wearing soft lens. The hard lens/RGP lens provides a lot of discomfort. Do I have other options apart from glasses?  Read Full »
Dr. Vidya
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Keratoconus is a degenerative eye disorder. This causes corneal thinning and leads to a conical shaped cornea. Soft lenses can be used, the silicone lens with hydrogel based ones in particular. Though RGP (rigid gas permeable) lens are preferred for better vision outc...  Read Full »
How can I heal the scar on my face caused by spectacle lens?
Query: Hi doctor, I got a laceration scar on my face by a cut from my spectacle lens. The scar looks bad. Please help me to get rid of this scar entirely as soon as possible. I am using Mupivate and Mupirocin ointment. I am using it for many days. But it does not work.  Read Full »
Dr. Yeshwanth Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What is the duration of the scar? Can you please upload a few pictures? For more information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »
What are the drawbacks of using contact lenses over spectacles?
Query: Hello doctor, I would like to use contact lens instead of normal spectacles. Could you please tell me the types of contact lenses available? Which one should I use? Are there any drawbacks in using contact lenses?  Read Full »
Dr. Anand
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Spectacles are the first option for refractive errors and contact lenses are only secondary. There are many types of contact lenses in various brands. Commonly used are soft contact lenses. There are daily disposable ones, monthly disposable ones and those which can be...  Read Full »
Can I take vitamin A tablet to improve my vision?
Query: Hello doctor, I wear specs. Can I take vitamin A chewable tablets daily to make my vision good? Will it cause any problem? Kindly share your advice.  Read Full »
Dr. Pooja Bandivadekar
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Unlike common perception, taking Vitamin A does not improve eyesight or decrease spectacle number. It only prevents night blindness and xerosis. So, vitamin A supplements will not help.Vitamin A in excess amount is extremely harmful and has a potential to raise intracranial...  Read Full »
Why am I not able to see clearly from one eye?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been using only one eye since birth. This is a result of a medicine that my mother took when I was in her womb. My right eye is normal, but the left has a squint. I can see a little light in my left eye, but I cannot really use this eye for seeing. By this time, I got another pr...  Read Full »
Dr. Rahul Vaswani
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to get your eyes tested for a refractive error i.e glasses/spectacles. You have become nearsighted so get this test by an ophthalmologist. Your left eye has turned inward that is esotropia. You need to consult a pediatric ophthalmologist i.e squint special...  Read Full »
Do you recommend lens or contact lens for dry eyes and sticky eyelids?
Query: Hi doctor,I am a 32-year-old software engineer. My lens power in the right eye is -1.75 and left eye is -1.25. I use computer around 12 hours a day and all day I sit under a fan. From a couple of months, my eyes are dry. From past three months, daily I am taking one omega-3 tablet, which is making t...  Read Full »
Dr. Anand
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Contact lenses are not advisable for people having dry eyes. I recommend you to use spectacle only. Antiglare, blue cut glasses help you on computer screen work to some extent. It will help to relieve from UV light from LED lights. If dryness of eyes is severe, you nee...  Read Full »


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